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Nicholas Center, Ltd. is a non profit agency offering support and services for teens and young adults with autism; offering community based experiences that include work training, community navigation, and opportunities to lead active and healthy lifestyles.
Direct Support Professionals
Pay based on experience. Over 18 and HS Diploma Required - Additional Training Provided!
Join Us today! Nicholas Center is an innovative and growing nonprofit organization offering wonderful learning opportunities within a supportive workplace environment! Your future starts here!
We are currently looking to add to our incredible team of support personnel; people who are committed to helping individuals with autism and similar Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities , lead full and productive lives in the community!
Job Titles available: Direct Support Professional
Medical Insurance Reimbursement ($450 per month), Supplement Insurance (Aflac),
Paid Time Off for Federal Holidays, Vacation, Personal and Sick time, Paid Family Leave, Short/Long Term Disability,Employee Assistance Program, Online training and Professional Development, Continuing education , Bonuses for exemplary annual performance.
Position Overview: to support individual's with autism and similar I/DD , by helping them achieve their social, communication, independence , vocational and employability goals within the community.
Affiliated with Spectrum Designs Foundation; an industry leader in autism employment (As seen on Fox News,NY Times, Forbes and featured in the documentary "This Business of Autism")
Job Summary: Support individuals with autism and similar I/DD in various learning opportunities and activities; assist them to becoming contributing members to the community through volunteering; independently complete work duties at community based businesses; assist them in developing appropriate problem solving, social and communication skills; support their health and safety in the community and/or at their work place.
Essential Job Functions:
Support and assist individuals with autism in leading full and productive lives
Promote work, social and communication skills and supervise safety and quality control (individual or up to small group of 4)
Work with team to develop/implement service plans that support individuals in achieving their personal goals
Accurately document service provision, daily notes and other information as required
Provide positive behavior support to the people we support as necessary
Work in partnership with the people we support to promote their health and safety
Prevent, recognize and report abuse toward the people we support
Promote and support community involvement
Be Prompt, Organized and Respectful to your co-workers, the people you support and the members of the community
Adhere to the Organizational Core Values - People, Professionalism, Community, Innovation, Integrity (training provided)
Adhere to the organizations Code of Ethics and perform your duties satisfactory as outlined in the Core Competencies (training provided)
Complete all required trainings and maintain confidentiality
Other duties as assigned
Minimum Job Qualifications:
18 years of age or older
High School completion is required
2 Years previous experience in related field working with developmentally disabled individuals
Must be able to bend and lift items 30 lbs or less
Must be able to multi task and stand for the majority of the day (up to 8 hours at a time)
Clean and Valid driver’s license and No infractions that preclude a person from working with members of a vulnerable population
Join us today! This is a one of a kind place, seeking one of a kind people!
Job Type: Full-time
Interested? Email email@example.com or fax your resume and cover letter to 516 767 7179